02 April 2012, 10:47 AM ET
The discovery was made through a technology called diffusion spectrum MRI which looks at brain images in fine detail.
01 April 2012, 09:38 AM ET
Don't worry, human mind control is still a ways off, researchers say.
29 March 2012, 11:41 AM ET
A deep investigation of the brain's structure reveals a surprisingly simple organization of sheets of fibers, twisted with the convolutions of the brain like folded cloth.
25 March 2012, 02:41 PM ET
Fatty diets make brain regions break out with new brain-cell growth.
16 March 2012, 12:18 PM ET
Do you swoon at the site of a cooing infant?
12 March 2012, 08:34 AM ET
Alzheimer's afflicts millions, two thirds of them women.
06 March 2012, 04:18 PM ET
Your best creative time is not when you think it is.
04 March 2012, 09:37 AM ET
A physicist hopes to find out if we can see what Einstein dubbed "spooky action at a distance."
02 March 2012, 07:25 AM ET
A European neuroscientist hopes to build a virtual human brain. We asked him how he plans to do it, and why.
01 March 2012, 05:24 PM ET
A European neuroscientist hopes to build a virtual human brain. He'll do it in seven steps.
29 February 2012, 11:10 PM ET
Did the whole human race just got a little dumber?
29 February 2012, 05:56 PM ET
Animal and human emotions are very different, but rooted in the same "survival circuits," researcher Joseph Le Doux says
24 February 2012, 12:27 PM ET
Caloric intake may be linked to cognitive impairment as we age.
23 February 2012, 08:36 AM ET
Researchers have pinpointed characteristics that make some forms of abstract motion more preferred than others.
21 February 2012, 11:12 AM ET
Exposure to even low levels of flame retardants may impact the brain of a developing fetus, possibly contributing to autism risk, researchers say.
09 February 2012, 03:19 PM ET
Memory formation in fruit flies is simpler than once thought. Could this be true for humans, too?
02 February 2012, 05:13 PM ET
Men are hard-wired to remember unpleasant emotional experiences — the opposite of women.
31 January 2012, 07:01 PM ET
The orbital prefrontal cortex helps us understand how others feel.
30 January 2012, 03:01 PM ET
Nurturing your children not only affects their mental development, but also their brain development.
20 January 2012, 04:31 PM ET
Does your acceptance or rejection of evolution depend on what your gut is telling you?
17 January 2012, 05:01 PM ET
Insomnia may lessen the strength of an emotional memory.
16 January 2012, 04:01 PM ET
The brain quickly adjusts when a person uses a sling or cast after injuring their arm, a new study shows.
10 January 2012, 06:26 PM ET
Scientists use "prediction errors" to understand the brain's natural optimism.
06 January 2012, 10:49 AM ET
Cognitive skills may start to decline earlier than previously thought, a new study says.
16 December 2011, 08:51 AM ET
Do you dream in (skin) color?
13 December 2011, 11:01 AM ET
The results reveal how different, or alike, modern humans and Neanderthals are.
11 December 2011, 08:31 AM ET
While some can't seem to speak without telling a lie, others stand true to brutal honesty.
09 December 2011, 09:49 AM ET
Decision-making in honeybees is similar to decision-making in the human brain.
05 December 2011, 05:02 PM ET
Childhood abuse is linked with a reduction in the bran's gray matter.
02 December 2011, 02:55 PM ET
Here's what scientists know about dream land.
28 November 2011, 03:00 PM ET
Young babies prefer people who punish 'mean' characters.
15 November 2011, 04:00 PM ET
Connections between brain areas are weakened in alcoholics.
15 November 2011, 10:00 AM ET
Adolescents playing over nine hours of video games a week show larger reward centers and higher brain activity when losing a gambling game.
14 November 2011, 05:08 PM ET
A new illusion arises in the brain.
14 November 2011, 04:00 PM ET
Visual word recognition prevents the laborious process of sounding out every word we read.
30 October 2011, 09:02 AM ET
Why some people are geniuses and others eggheads boggle even the greatest minds.